Susanne Grau works as a dancer, performer and choreographer, currently based in Berlin. Her practice fluctuates in between creating her own work, collaborating with other artists, and working as a performer in diverse projects. She studied Contemporary Dance at University for Music and Dance in Cologne and the MA program „Performing arts practice and visual culture“ in Madrid. In 2013 she was an intern at Movement Research New York. Since 2012 she regularly collaborated with Cologne based MichaelDouglas Kollektiv. In 2015 she received the danceWEB scholarship at ImpulsTanz Festival Vienna. As a performer she worked with artists like Alexandra Pirici, Fabrice Mazliah, Davis Freeman, Juana del Mar Jimenez Infante, Özlem Alkis, Rocio Marano, Shai Faran, Choy Ka Fai, Prue Lang, May Zarhy, Reut Shemesh. Across projects she explores relationships of language, physicality, imagination and rhythm. She is interested in multiple points of attention, the simultaneity of invisible and visible activities and what those splits of attention are inviting to appear. Since October 2023 she is a certified practicioner of Rolfing® - structural integration - a hands-on myofascial body work and movement studies. She finds tools in somatic practices for performing and exploring physical-emotional feedback loops in the process of embodiment. She likes to see performative practice as a facilitation of encounters. In March 2023 she was artist in residency of the EUNIC Art Egypt program in Cairo. In her latest research "chords" supported by #TakeHeart research of Fonds DaKü she plays with relationships of gesture and voice, movement and breath, foreground and background. At the moment Susanne is enrolled in the MA program "New Performative Practices" at Stockholm University of the Arts.